Fresh Picked Prose

Sundays at 5:18 pm

Along with cotton and corn, pecans and pines, the rich soil of north Florida is good for writers. At Florida State University, we raise a good crop every year: memoirists, short story writers, essayists, novelists, journalists, cross-over poets--it's a delicious mix. Some of these young practitioners are doing degrees in Creative Writing; some aren't. Some have published; some haven't--yet. A few will become famous. Have a listen on Sundays at 5.18 pm and be astonished at how much luxuriant growth can be packed into a two-minute story.

Kate Kimball is a PhD student in Fiction at Florida State University.  Her work has appeared in Kestrel, Ellipsis, The Hawaii Review, Weber, and Arcadia, among others.  Her novel was a semi-finalist in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.  She has worked over 50 jobs, many at the same time, and is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah.  Her work draws on many of these experiences.

Jennifer Schomburg Kanke, Visiting Faculty at FSU is an Ohio native. Her work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Pleiades and many other literary magazines.

Sakinah Hofler is from Newark, New Jersey. She is an MFA candidate at Florida State University where she serves as Assistant Fiction Editor for The Southeast Review. She is also a 2015-2016 recipient of the Kingsbury Fellowship. Besides fiction, she loves writing poetry and screenplays.

Misha Rai was born in Sonepat, Haryana and brought up in India. She holds an MFA from Bowling Green State University where she served as Assistant Fiction Editor for the Mid-American Review. At present she is pursuing her PhD at Florida State University and is the Fiction Editor for The Southeast Review. She is a regular contributor to The Missouri Review blog. Her prose has appeared in the Indiana Review and Hayden’s Ferry Review. She has work forthcoming in the Crab Orchard Review. She is currently at work on her debut novel. 

Jennifer Schomburg Kanke, Visiting Faculty at FSU is an Ohio native. Her work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Pleiades and many other literary magazines.

Leah F. Cassorla, MFA, MA, PhD candidate at Florida State University.

Fresh Picked Prose: Kate Kimball “Time”

Jul 19, 2015

Kate Kimball is a PhD student in Fiction at Florida State University.  Her work has appeared in Kestrel, Ellipsis, The Hawaii Review, Weber, and Arcadia, among others.  Her novel was a semi-finalist in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.  She has worked over 50 jobs, many at the same time, and is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah.  Her work draws on many of these experiences.

Iheoma Nwachukwu has won fellowships from the Michener Center for Writers, and the Chinua Achebe Center for Writers, Bard College, New York. His fiction has been published in Internazionale, Kwani, and Black Renaissance Noire. His poetry was published most recently in The Rusty Toque.

Leah F. Cassorla, MFA, MA, PhD candidate at Florida State University.

Fresh Picked Prose: Billy Hallal “Dr. Z”

Jun 7, 2015

Billy Hallal was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He studies creative writing at Florida State University, where he will soon receive his MFA.

Sakinah Hofler is from Newark, New Jersey. She is an MFA candidate at Florida State University where she serves as Assistant Fiction Editor for The Southeast Review. She is also a  2015-2016 recipient of the Kingsbury Fellowship. Besides fiction, she loves writing poetry and screenplays.

Latifa Ayad is an MFA candidate at Florida State University.

Iheoma Nwachukwu has won fellowships from the Michener Center for Writers, and the Chinua Achebe Center for Writers, Bard College, New York. His fiction has been published in Internazionale, Kwani, and Black Renaissance Noire. His poetry was published most recently in The Rusty Toque.

Jennifer Schomburg Kanke, Visiting Faculty at FSU is an Ohio native. Her work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Pleiades and many other literary magazines.

Billy Hallal was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He studies creative writing at Florida State University, where he will soon receive his MFA.

Sakinah Hofler is from Newark, New Jersey. She is an MFA candidate at Florida State University where she serves as Assistant Fiction Editor for The Southeast Review. She is also a  2015-2016 recipient of the Kingsbury Fellowship. Besides fiction, she loves writing poetry and screenplays.

Billy Hallal was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He studies creative writing at Florida State University, where he will soon receive his MFA.

Jennifer Schomburg Kanke, Visiting Faculty at FSU is an Ohio native. Her work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Pleiades and many other literary magazines.

Billy Hallal was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He studies creative writing at Florida State University, where he will soon receive his MFA.

Fresh Picked Prose: Lauren Lee Fusilier

Apr 24, 2014

Lauren Lee Fusilier hails from the heart of Cajun country in Louisiana. Florida State University, where she earned an MFA in Fiction, brought her out to Tallahassee.

Fresh Picked Prose: Ron Paul Salutsky

Apr 24, 2014

This May, Ron Paul Salutsky will graduate with the PhD in English from FSU.  A native Kentuckian, Salutsky's first book, Romeo Bones, was published in 2013 by Steel Toe Books.

Fresh Picked Prose: Micah Dean Hicks

Apr 11, 2014

Micah Dean Hicks is a PhD student in creative writing at Florida State University. He writes stories about Southern experience and modern fairy tales. His book, Electricity and Other Dreams, was published in November.

Fresh Picked Prose: Charlie Beckerman

Apr 11, 2014

Charlie Beckerman is a 3rd year MFA in Fiction at Florida State University.

Fresh Picked Prose: Chris Mink

Apr 11, 2014

Chris Mink is a 4th year PhD poet at Florida State University.

Fresh Picked Prose: Laura Steadham Smith

Apr 8, 2014

Laura Steadham Smith is a third-year MFA student Florida State University.

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